What to Watch: Italian Classics on The Kitchen and the Finale of All-Star Academy
This weekend is the perfect time to start a new tradition with your family as your favorite Food Network chefs continue their own. On Saturday, Trisha Yearwood keeps up with one of her favorite hobbies—building houses with Habitat for Humanity. She’s serving lunch for the crew, including baked potato soup and an epic biscuit sandwich. After that, the co-hosts of The Kitchen are sharing their traditional Italian recipes, like olive oil cake and limoncello.
On Sunday morning, Nancy Fuller is teaching her grandson and his friends to make some of her family’s favorite recipes, like chicken Parm and peanut butter bars. And on Sunday night, Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games Redemption Tournament begins as four returning chefs hope to make a comeback and win up to $20,000. After that, the final three home cooks on All-Star Academy battle it out one last time before one of them is crowned the winner of the $50,000 prize. And finally, Alton Brown’s got fresh sabotages up his sleeve on a new Cutthroat Kitchen.
Trisha and her family volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity build, and Trisha offers to feed the crew out of a food truck. She makes Ham and Pimento Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches, Baked Potato Soup, Taco-Stuffed Potato Skins and Chocolate Fudge Chip Cookies for the crew lunch.
Get Jeff Mauro’s family recipe for Sunday Gravy, then find out how to use leftover Italian ingredients in new ways and how to make fun crafts using empty wine bottles. Learn how to spice up antipasto with Geoffrey Zakarian's Parmigianino Monkey Bread with Soppressata and Olives and Jeff's Salami Cups with Whipped Honey Ricotta and Fresh Figs. Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli stops by to make Olive Oil Cake, and Geoffrey shows how to make classic Italian Limoncello.
Nancy Fuller is teaching her grandson, Miles, and a few of his friends how to cook Foolproof Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Sauteed Green Beans with Creamy Lemon Dressing. For dessert, she teaches them to make Peanut Butter Bars with Salted Chocolate Ganache as well as Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Black Raspberry Milkshakes.
Four chefs who left Flavortown early in their first appearance are staging a comeback! First, chefs have to make an Italian feast with nine items or fewer. Next, it's substitution time as chefs make Philly cheesesteaks without hoagie rolls, beef, bell peppers or provolone. Finally, chefs try their luck at bowling in hopes of making a hometown favorite that will win them up to $20,000 and a spot in the Redemption Tournament finale.
The eliminated mentor returns to serve as the final guest professor, testing the cooks on their history with food. In the first round, the mentors must make an updated version of meatloaf to win an advantage for their cooks in the next round. Then, the home cooks revisit their first challenge by cooking with lunchbox ingredients. In the final round, the two remaining cooks must each create the best dish of their lives to win the $50,000 prize!
One chef has to prep biscuits and gravy on a tiny bed worn on the head, then two chefs have to make linguine and clams while holding a noodle in their mouths between them. Finally, one chef has to make an ice cream float while floating in an inner tube.